College Scholarship Program

The Angela Ryan/UNISTRA Scholarships

Perugia ImageFounded by the Perugia Committee and the Universită per Stranieri in Perugia, a scholarship(s) is/are awarded annually to Grand Rapids area college students. Students spend one month studying the Italian language and culture. The scholarships consist of a $2,000 cash award to assist with airfare and living expenses. The scholarship also includes one month of tuition at the Universită, world famous for teaching Italian language and culture.

Recipients of the scholarship have described the experience as “life-changing.” It has offered them the opportunity not only to immerse themselves in Italian language, history and life-style, but also to travel in Italy and make friends with other students from around the world.



2013 Recipient: Sabrina Lee

Sabrina Lee

Read Sabrina Lee’s thank you letter and her blog post – Tongue Ties about her experience in Perugia

2012 Recipients: Angela Tramontelli and Mario Velazaquez

2010 Recipients: Ana Stutler and Kaylee Kruzan

2009 Recipients: Amy Provenzola and Quinn Harris

Applicants for the scholarship must complete an application, two letters of recommendation and an essay. Each year, the call for applicants begins in January. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. Click here to download and complete the Perugia 2014 Scholarship Application or e-mail for any questions or additional information about the scholarship program. 

For more information on the 2014 scholarship please review the flyer attached below.

Perugia 2014 Scholarship Flyer